Form Factor / Drive Height
89 x 482 x 534 mm
AMD R Series RX-421ND Quad Core 2.1 GHz Processor with Turbo Core up to 3.4 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
Total Drives (alternate)
RAID 0,1,5,6,10, 5/6/10+spare, JBOD, single
General PerformanceThe DX1215 unlike the TS-1273U-8G is made by Synology. People often choose Synology because of user friendly interface as well as being suited for Mac and Windows based environments. It is relatively easy to set up and use, and those who are new to Network Attached Storage are advised to go for the Synology. Unlike the TS-1273U-8G this box has the N/A processor. The DX1215 RAM compared with TS-1273U-8G 8GB is clearly weaker.
About Usage As there are no LAN ports, you probably know this is DAS (directly attached storage) box. Sometimes more than anything we need speed! If you have chosen right drives for your DX1215 box, you can expect the best performance whilst you are editing your videos or working with graphics. Only disadvantage with DAS boxes, is data sharing capabilities, compared with NAS functionality.
Price And Warranty This box comes with staggering 5 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This Synology is £787.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TS-1273U-8G.
General PerformanceThe TS-1273U-8G unlike the DX1215 is made by Qnap. By choosing Qnap people expect to see advanced configurations opportunities as well as innovative and more diverse business applications. You are able to customize the TS-1273U-8G to your needs. This model comes with new DDR4 technology random access memorty (RAM). DDR3 used to work at 800 MT/s (or Millions of Transfers per second) and some went as high as 2133. DDR4, starts at 2133 MHz. The increased speed means an overall increase in bandwidth. Unlike the DX1215 this box has the AMD R Series RX-421ND Quad Core 2.1 GHz Processor with Turbo Core up to 3.4 GHz processor.
About Connections With six LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS. Two USB3 ports on this Qnap is offering you up to 5Gb/s transfer speeds of external devices. It is fast enough to get your files through fairly quickly with this speed and make backing up with an external drive or Apple Time Machine a quick and easy process. Sometimes when your business grows, you might consider getting a box with expansion capabilities. With this box you have all opportunities to do so. You might want to contact one of our tech guys to find out more.
About Usage With 12 bay unit you are having additional advantages. You can choose from number of RAID solutions to set up. There could be RAID that saves your data even if one of the drives fail so you can still recover your data. This would be slightly more safe option to keep your data. Besides you can still access your documents or media files over your private network or even internet.
Price And Warranty This box comes with 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. Despite DX1215 has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your three years of no worries manufacturer cover. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £1,533.00.